Visiting at the Kentucky State Reformatory shall be conducted on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Holidays beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. To be admitted for a visit, you must arrive and be checked in no later than 2:30 p.m. You must have a photograph identification card in your possession in order to be admitted for a visit.Before you can visit an inmate, the inmate must submit your name and other personal information to his Classification and Treatment Officer in advance and request that you be added to his list of approved visitors. If your name has not been added to the inmate’s visiting list, you will not be allowed to enter the institution.
An inmate on “Hold Ticket Status” from the Assessment and Classification Center shall not be allowed to have a visit until he has resided in the state correctional system for a period of sixty (60) days.
Inmates who are housed in the Special Management Unit or in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit-Special Management Unit shall only be allowed an inside visit in the non-contact security booth area. These visits shall not exceed one (1) hour in duration and the inmate must make an advance written request to receive the visit.
Visitors Traveling Long Distances
If a visitor is traveling 150 miles or more (one way) to visit an inmate, an allowance may be made for an extended visit. The visitor shall request an extended visit at the onset of the visit or be approved in advance by the Deputy Warden for Security.
An inmate shall be allowed two (2) separate visits in the visiting building per week. A Holiday visit shall count as one (1) of the two (2) weekly visits.
An inmate shall be allowed to have a maximum of three (3) adult visitors over the age of 18 per visit. There shall be no limit on the number of children allowed per visit, but they shall remain under the supervision of an adult visitor who shall prevent any disturbances by the children in the visiting building. If a visitor is unable to control a disruptive child and the disturbance persists, the visit may be terminated at the discretion of the visit building supervisor.
Children under the age of (18) may not visit unless approved and included on the inmate’s visiting list and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or by another Immediate Family member with written parental or guardian approval. The name of the parent, legal guardian or other Immediate Family member accompanying the child shall be included on the approved visitation list.
Each visitor may be subject to a personal search of his person, which includes any object brought with him and any vehicle brought on to the institutional grounds.Night Visits
The Night Visit Program is a special incentive program designed to promote positive behavior and strengthen social ties. The program allows for participation by Honor Dormitory, Firehouse and any inmate meeting the criteria for honor housing living in selected medical or mental health living units or due to institutional need work assignments shall be eligible for night visits.Night visits are conducted on Friday night and limited to the parents, wife, children, designated girlfriend, brothers, sisters, grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, spouses of the relatives listed herein, and Volunteers in Corrections.
The night visitor shall arrive at 6:00 p.m. and no later than 6:30 p.m. Following the clearing of the 6:00 p.m. count, visitors will be escorted to the visitation building by security staff. A night visitor shall not be allowed to leave until visitation is over at 8:30 p.m. unless a verifiable emergency occurs.
Dress Code And Behavior Guidelines For Visitors
Any visitor, child or adult, shall not be admitted if barefooted.
For female visitors, underclothes (bra and panties, and a slip with a dress) shall be worn.
Clothing which does not completely cover the midriff, cleavage or bosom shall not be acceptable
Blouses shall be buttoned so that the cleavage cannot be viewed
Halter tops, hot pants, short skirts, wrap-around skirts and see through clothing shall not be allowed
Dresses and skirts shall be allowed to have a two (2) inch split in the back only and the skirt or dress shall be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
Sleeveless garments shall not be allowed
A male visitor shall be expected to wear underclothes, long or short pants, long or short sleeve shirt.
Bermuda or mid-thigh shorts shall be permitted
Sleeveless garments, cutoffs, or see through clothing of any type shall not be worn by male visitors over twelve (12) years of age
A visitor’s shorts shall not extend more than four (4) inches above the middle of the knee.
A visitor shall not wear spandex clothing.
Each visitor shall dispose of trash in the waste containers.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited in the visiting building and the visiting building waiting room.
Profane, vulgar or sexually suggestive talk shall not be allowed during a visit.
Physical contact with an inmate shall be limited only to a brief hug and kiss at the beginning and conclusion of the visit.
Each visitor and inmate shall act in a dignified, responsible manner while on a visit. Any visitor or inmate who does not act in this manner or follow the visitor dress and behavior guidelines shall be denied entry or have his visit terminated early by the Shift Supervisor at the request of the Visiting Room Supervisor.
Permitted Items For Visitors e following items have been approved for a visitor to bring into the visiting building during the visit
Jewelry the visitor is wearing (wedding ring, (1) watch, (1) necklace, (1) pair of earrings)
Forty dollars ($40.00) in currency with nothing larger than a five ($5) dollar bill. Visitors wishing to use the Securus Kiosk will also be allowed to bring one (1) credit or debit card to the Visiting Room.
A small change purse or plastic baggie (clear plastic only)
Visitors may bring two (2) car keys (1 ignition key and 1 door key, or a remote locking/unlocking device)
Comb or hair brush – Hair brush shall not have the capability of concealing liquid inside the hair brush
Diapers, limit if three (3), and baby bottle, (plastic only and a limit of two (2)
Photograph identification card
Umbrella or weather gear for inclement weather
Any necessary medication shall require prior approval by the Deputy Warden for Security or Duty Officer
In accordance with Kentucky Revised Statute 520.010, the introduction of dangerous contraband into a Correctional Institution is a felony offense. Any person who is found to possess dangerous contraband on institution grounds or who knowingly attempts to introduce dangerous contraband to any inmate of the Kentucky State Reformatory will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Additionally, the visitor may be banned from future visits with any inmate.
Prescription medication is permitted if it is in the original prescription container and can be left in the visitor’s vehicle.
Vending Machinesn order to make your visit more enjoyable, a variety of foods, snacks, candy and soft drinks are available for purchase in visiting room vending machines. Food from outside restaurants is not permitted. Only a visitor shall be allowed to make a purchase from the vending machines. Inmates are not allowed to handle or possess money.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.